Forget Christmas shopping in the UK, book a Christmas market holiday to Brussels! Experience an exquisite winter wonderland just a short flight away. Stock up on unique gifts and Christmas decorations and treat yourself to delicious traditional winter warmers from the various food vendors.
Held from the 23rd November each year, the Brussels Christmas market should not be missed if you’re taking a holiday to Belgium. The market is set in the beautiful Place Saint Catherine and offers over 200 chalet stalls which sell a huge range of trinkets, arts and crafts, beers, wine and – the highlight – delicious edible treats! If you visit the Christmas markets in Brussels make sure you stop to indulge yourself, from the traditional Belgian waffles to the fresh seafood paellas, gingerbread biscuits, fries, hot dogs, rolls and of course – Belgian chocolate! With so much on offer in the market it’s a great place to find Christmas gifts for all your family and friends back home.
You’ll also find an impressive giant Christmas tree which is brightly lit and the nearby Town Hall which is charmingly decorated for the occasion. If you’re a fan of ice skating, or perhaps you want to try skating for the first time, head to the 60 metre ice rink which provides fun for all ages. There’s even a child’s ice rink so toddlers needn’t miss out!
There’s plenty more to enjoy on your holiday in Brussels too. Take a stroll around the historic streets and view the fantastic sights of the city; head to the interesting museums, admire the beautiful architecture and refuel in the wonderful eateries. Make sure you try some of Belgium’s local beers in one of the pubs, bars or breweries. If you’re on a holiday with children, an excellent family day out in Brussels is at the popular mini-Europe attraction, a model village displaying European landmarks.
Choose a holiday in Brussels this winter and enjoy the excellent Christmas Markets from late November. Book with easyJet holidays to ensure your winter break comes in under budget. Choose from affordable flights and low cost hotels and accommodation.